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1971 "Rock Flowers" Mattel Doll Commercial

by Mattel

Published 1971

A 30-second TV commercial from 1971 for "Rock Flowers," a line of groovy mod dolls by Mattel which were marketed with tie-in record albums. 

This was the final in a series of Mattel toy commercial for actress Geri Reischl (best known as "Fake Jan" from "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour"), who was the prototype for the "Heather" doll.  Casey Kasem provides voice-over narration. 

A 60-second version of this commercial is in circulation elsewhere online in much lower quality.

Producer Mattel
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Reviewer: Meatpies - - July 23, 2014
Subject: That was fun!
As a collector of commercials, I really like this addition to the archive! I've never seen it before, so it was a pleasure to add to my collection! Also, another wonderful bit from Casey Kasem.
Reviewer: Vinnie Rattolle - - June 10, 2014
Subject: Rock Flowers
I'm the uploader; this was included on a disc of rarities that I got from a "Brady Bunch" collector. Assuming the system lets me post links here, I've put a color-corrected version on YouTube:

And the 60 second version is available on RetroJunk (though it's really pixely):

It really is a shame that there are so few commercials from this era on the Internet Archive.
Reviewer: petergunn - - June 10, 2014
Subject: Rock Flowers
Like the reviewer before me, the color is a bit faded. However this takes nothing away from the commercials evocative qualities. I was a kid ready to go to high school when this aired and it brought back a lot of memories, both good and bad ones.
Does any one happen to know where to find the longer version?
Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - - June 10, 2014
Subject: Historically interesting - Thanks for uploading
An interesting look at a set of toys which could not have existed 10 years earlier.

Picture quality is a bit faded colour-wise, but generally acceptable.

A pleasant surprise to see an early 1970s commercial uploaded to this section...a very interesting period in pop culture, but one which is very under-represented on the Internet Archive.